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Viewing: Firth b.28(37)

Sheet Notes:  Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V18329

Title: Temptations of good st Anthoyy [sic]

First Line: Saint Anthony sat on a lowly stool

Subjects:  Anthony, Saint


2nd Ballad

Title: Old abby clock

First Line: For ages gone by it proudly hath stood


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28743

Title: My happy home

First Line: Behind the distant mountain


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V14296

Title: One suit between two

First Line: All you that are reduced and would wish to cut a shine

Themes:  PovertyClothing


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13804

Title: My Ellen is the fairest flower

First Line: My Helen is the fairest flower


6th Ballad - Roud Number: V22056

Title: Victoria's the toast

First Line: Fill the glass, prime it well!

Themes:  Drinking


7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1062

Title: Belfast mountains

First Line: Twas on belfast mountains


8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: Lass of Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lived a lass


9th Ballad - Roud Number: V13673

Title: A Highland laddie

First Line: Highland laddie heard of war


10th Ballad - Roud Number: V26993

Title: Up to the forest

First Line: Up to the forest high


11th Ballad - Roud Number: V6193

Title: Oh, the bright eyes beaming

First Line: Oh, thy bright eyes beaming


12th Ballad - Roud Number: 229

Title: Gipsey girl

First Line: My father was king of the gipseys you know

Themes:  Gipsies


13th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood waw [sic] a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)


14th Ballad - Roud Number: V9058

Title: The maid of the Rhine

First Line: Thou darkroling river how gladly for ever


15th Ballad - Roud Number: V4794

Title: Matrimony. A catch

First Line: Fire! fire! what's the matter?

Themes:  Marriage


16th Ballad - Roud Number: V15165

Title: Woman rules the day

First Line: Ye lords of the creation

Themes:  Women


Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C70: 'Musica', symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ music; 'Musica'(Ripa)
48C7322: Harp




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